Big Time Republicans Support Tillerson – But There’s a Tiny Detail

December 15, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

In the last couple of days, big time mainstream republicans have backed Tillerson for Secretary of State.  The problem is, though, that they left out a little detail about their endorsements: they all work for Tillerson’s company, Exxon Mobil.

James Baker, Secretary of State under Bush I and who led the recount effort for Bush II, strongly endorsed Tillerson, hailing his “management skills”.  He left out the fact that his law firm, Baker Botts, represents Exxon including a price fixing allegation against the company.

Robert Gates and Condoleezza Rice also strongly endorsed Tillerson heaping praise on his abilities and suitability for the job, but dodging questions about his close relationship with Vladimir Putin.  They also left out the fact that their consulting firm, Rice Hadley Gates, also works for Exxon.

Most of the MSM has ignored the clear conflicts in these endorsements.  Politico is reporting it and surprisingly, since there is no Ebola outbreak this month, so is CNN.

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4 Comments to “Big Time Republicans Support Tillerson – But There’s a Tiny Detail”


  1. When Republicans engage in pay-to-play, it’s called a free market, entrepreneurial mind set.

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  2. What are you El Jefe, some kind of effete elitist?

    Doan’cha know we are becoming the humble beneficiaries of the absolutest bestest gubmint that (dirty) money can buy?

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  3. Mark in Oregon says:

    Last night Charlie Rose asked Gates directly about his ties to Tillerson including through his consulting firm. Gates did not dodge, he acknowledged the association.

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  4. Anything for money among that crowd. I mean literally A N Y T H I N G .

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